loader on Dell INSPIRON 1501: BTX halted

John Merryweather Cooper john_m_cooper at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 9 20:15:23 PST 2007

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Nov 2007, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:51:51 +0300
>> Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Take patch from
>>> http://people.freebsd.org/~kib/realbtx
>>> (rev. 2). The new loader is at the same location, but it seems that
>>> I did not saved new boot2. You need to install both boot block and
>>> loader obtained from the build with the realbtx patch applied, to
>>> you USB HDD drive.
>> Just for fun, I tested this patch on an Acer Aspire 5672AWLMi laptop.
>> (See this page[1] for my adventures with this laptop.)
>> This laptop doesn't say "BTX halted", it just scrolls a lot of text
>> (register dumps?) across the screen forever.
> You could try this one as well..
> http://people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/btx_crx.patch
> Although I have tried both and it works for some systems but not others 
> (eg Supermicro C2SBA bombs scrolling stack dumps over and over so fast 
> I can't take a picture of it).
> I should be getting another system like it soon so I can test it again, 
> hopefully I'll get time to add some 'go slow' routines to the stack 
> trace so I can actually record it :)
btx_crx.patch doesn't apply cleanly to btx.S in FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2


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